Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America (An Inter-American Dialogue Book)

Demographic, Venezuela

Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America (An Inter-American Dialogue Book)

Since the first edition of the acclaimed Constructing Democratic Governance was published in 1996, the democracies of Latin America and the Caribbean have undergone significant change. This new, one-volume edition, edited by Jorge I. Domínguez and Michael Shifter, offers a concise update to current scholarship in this important area of international studies.

The book is divided into two parts: Themes and Issues, and Country Studies. Countries not covered by individual studies are discussed in the introduction, conclusion, and thematic chapters. In the introduction, Michael Shifter provides an overview of new developments in Latin America and the Caribbean, with particular emphasis on civil society and problems of governance. The conclusion, by Jorge I. Domínguez, ties together the themes of the various chapters and discusses the role of parties and electoral politics.

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International Security and Democracy: Latin America and the Caribbean in the Post-Cold War Era (Pitt Latin American Series)

Civil War, Threats

International Security and Democracy: Latin America and the Caribbean in the Post-Cold War Era (Pitt Latin American Series)

Domínguez has drawn together fifteen leading scholars on international relations and comparative politics from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States, thus bringing to bear varying national perspectives from several corners of the hemisphere to analyze the intersection between regional security issues and the democracy  building process in Latin America.

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